Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Gold Coast is ready to explore

The area's museums and architecture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Gold Coast. This city's shopping, restaurants and lake attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and walkable location. John Hancock Center and Millennium Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Gold Coast

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Gold Coast a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skydeck Ledge (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Gold Coast

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gold Coast is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Millennium Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Grant Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lincoln Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Oak Street Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • North Avenue Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Ohio Street Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Gold Coast

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 15.1 mi (24.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Gold Coast?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 198 holiday lettings near Gold Coast. From 169 Flats to 25 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gold Coast is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gold Coast?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gold Coast:

  • Chicago Loop: 602 holiday homes
  • Rush & Division: 208 holiday homes
  • Noble Square: 117 holiday homes
  • Sheffield Neighbors: 107 holiday homes
  • Palmer Square: 71 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gold Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gold Coast. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • International Museum of Surgical Science: 1,389 holiday lettings
  • Grant Park: 1,057 holiday lettings
  • About Face Theater: 1,398 holiday lettings
  • Chicago 115th Street Station (Morgan Park): 1,249 holiday lettings
  • Chicago 103rd Street Station (Rosemoor): 1,319 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gold Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Gold Coast?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 169 Flats in Gold Coast. Our other popular types of Gold Coast holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 109 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gold Coast?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 58 holiday homes with pool available in Gold Coast. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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